This Law Firm Survey Participation and Use Agreement (“Agreement”) between you and PwC Product Sales LLC (“PwC”) governs your participation in PwC’s Billing Rate and Associate Salary Survey, Law Firm Statistical Survey, Senior Administrative Leaders Compensation and Staffing survey, and updates to any of the foregoing (collectively the “Surveys”). In providing data to PwC, participating in any of the Surveys, and receiving reports issued by PwC in connection with the Surveys (“Reports”), you agree to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
Last Updated: September 6, 2018
Please read these Terms of Service (the “Agreement”) carefully. Your use of the Solution (as defined below) constitutes your consent to this Agreement. This Agreement is between you and PwC Product Sales LLC (“PwC” or “we” or “us”) concerning your use of (including any access to) the solutions known as “PwC BRASS+ Data Extraction Tool,” “PwC LFSS Data Extraction Tool,” “Senior Administrative Leaders Compensation & Staffing (SAL) Data Form,” “Law Firm Statistical Survey (LFSS) Data Form,” and/or “Billing Rate & Associate Salary Survey+ (BRASS+) Data Form” (together with any materials and services available on or through such solution, successor solution(s) to such solution, the “Solution”). This Agreement hereby incorporates by this reference any additional terms and conditions posted by PwC through the Solution, or otherwise made available to you by PwC regarding the Solution.
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2020 Law Firm Surveys Participation Fees
2020 Billing Rate & Associate Salary Surveyplus (BRASSplus)
Firms that participate in the 2020 BRASSplus with 100 or more attorneys will receive a base participation fee of $2,795. The base participation fee for firms with less than 100 attorneys will be $995. The base participation fee includes three comparison groups in any of our three Reporting styles - Revenue Management Report (RMR), Talent Management Report (TMR), Partner Management Report (PMR).
The BRASSplus base fee again this year also includes the Revenue360 Performance Analytics Dashboard and the Talent360 Performance Analytics Dashboard files. Each file will contain the corresponding Revenue Management Reports or Talent Management Reports ordered.
All additional standard comparison groups ordered beyond the first three groups included with the base fee, will be billed according to the scale outlined below. This pricing scale is designed to provide discounts to those law firm participants who purchase a significant number of Reports and/or comparison groups.
1 thru 10 Comparison Groups $550
11 thru 20 Comparison Groups $350
21 thru 30 Comparison Groups $275
31 thru 40 Comparison Groups $195
41+ Comparison Groups $110
* Custom 'Peer Groups' do not qualify for volume discount pricing, but are included in the 'Bundling' pricing option discussed below.
For example: If a firm (with more than 100 attorneys) purchases 25 comparison groups for the Revenue Management Report, the first three are included in the base participation fee of $2,795. The first additional 10 comparison groups will be billed at $550 each, the second additional 10 comparison groups will be billed at $350 each, and the remaining 2 additional standard comparison groups will be billed at $275 each. Therefore, the total participation fee would be $12,345 ($2,795 + (10 x $550) + (10 x $350) + (2 x $275).
All BRASSplus Custom 'Peer Firm' Groups will be billed at $550 each, plus a $100 surcharge (for a total of $650 each). For any participant that completes the 'Peer Firms' Listing, we will waive the $100 surcharge and create a Report comprised of your peers.
Report Export' Spreadsheet (XPT) and 'Talent Export' Spreadsheet (TPT)
Participants can choose to order a spreadsheet (in .xls format) that will consist of a 'data export' of the comparison group statistics provided in the Revenue Management Reports (RMR) or Talent Management Reports (TMR) ordered. Your firm's data, and the group statistics from every comparison group ordered by the firm, will be displayed as a separate worksheet within the spreadsheet. The cost for these supplementary spreadsheets, regardless of the number of comparison groups ordered, is $550 each.
2019 Law Firm Statistical Survey (LFSS)
Participants in the 2019 LFSS with more than 200 attorneys will receive a base participation fee of $2,050 that includes one comparison group. The base participation fee for firms with less than 200 attorneys will be $995 and will include one comparison group. Additional comparison groups will be billed at $550 each. The cost 'for the 'Report Export' Spreadsheet (XPT), regardless of the number of comparison groups ordered, is $495.
2020 Senior Administrative Leaders Compensation & Staffing Report (SAL)
Participants in the 2019 LFSS will receive this Report for all comparison groups ordered at no cost. Participation only in the SAL will be $995 and includes 2 comparison group reports.
'Peer Firm' Custom Comparison Groups - All Participants
In addition to the standard comparison group offerings previously described, participants can choose to create custom comparison groups for their Firm, individual offices or practice groups, provided the criterion for participation in the group adheres to all current antitrust laws. Many firms submit a list of their peers and request comparison group(s) by city or practice group comprised of the Survey participants from their peer list of firms. 'Peer Group' custom comparison groups are $550 each, plus a $100 custom group surcharge.
We are asking that all participants identify a listing of their primary peers on a national level. To assist with this effort, we developed a supplemental Peer Firms Listing which allows you to select from the 200 law firms that were listed on the most recent American Lawyer publication. Additional space has been provided for your Firm to identify any Peer Firms listed outside of the AmLaw 200. For any participant that completes the 'Peer Firm Listing', we will waive the $100 custom group surcharge and create a Report comprised of your peers.
BRASSplus & LFSS - 'Bundling' Pricing and NEW Subscription Option
For those law firms that participate in both the 2019 LFSS and the 2020 BRASSplus, we are offering a set pricing option of $27,500 for any number of comparison groups from the various Report Types available in both Surveys. More specifically, this includes the following:
Firms participating in the 'Bundling' Pricing can select to be billed the one-time fee of $27,500, or can choose to be billed on a Quarterly basis.
The Law Firm Services Group will issue an invoice to all participants. We ask that Survey participants do not prepay their participation fees, as applicable sales tax may be added.
Please contact the Law Firm Survey Team with any questions concerning the participation fees at (703) 918-3077 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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